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Bay City Brewing Co. Welcomes New Head Brewer to Team

Former Karl Strauss brewer Austin Pinder to grow craft brewery’s beer lineup, expand barrel-aging program and implement quality assurance program

San Diego CABay City Brewing Co. has announced the hire of its new head brewer, Austin Pinder, who joins from Karl Strauss Brewing. Pinder brings more than a decade of professional brewing experience to the team.

In his new role, Pinder plans to add more sour beers to Bay City’s portfolio, expand the brewery’s barrel-aging program and implement a quality assurance program to ensure consistency in the core beer lineup.

“This is a transformative time for Bay City Brewing,” said Greg Anderson, owner of Bay City Brewing. “In just three years, we’ve become one of the fastest growing craft breweries in the nation, due in large part to our expanded beer portfolio, regular charity events and supportive, beer-loving patrons. Austin’s brewing knowledge will build on our momentum by elevating our core beers and cultivating our growing presence in the community.”

Prior to joining Bay City, Pinder got his start as the assistant brewer of the now defunct Firehouse Brewing Co., cleaning kegs and working the bottling line. After the brewery closed in 2011, Pinder took his talents to Karl Strauss, where he advanced from an assistant to senior brewer. At Karl Strauss, Pinder split his time between brewing at the company’s production facility in Pacific Beach and producing house beers and R&D batches at various brewpubs in and around Southern California.

“Our entire team impacts Bay City’s customer experience – from sourcing high-quality ingredients to our service at the bar,” said Austin Pinder, new head brewer at Bay City Brewing. “I’m committed to ensuring that experience includes the best quality beer possible, every single time.”

For more information on Bay City Brewing Co., visit www.baycitybrewing.com.